Dear Ibby, Is it ever ok to sleep with your boss for a promotion?
...OK? Is it OK? No, it's not OK, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. I think it depends on your situation though. If you really need the money the promotion comes with to, like, feed your 2-year-old with or something, then shit, go for it. If your boss isn't a total pig and sleeping with him is going to ensure a better life for you and yours somehow, then it's worth your time. If the promotion isn't going to change your life for the better and you're just doing it for the status, then hold on. Because what really, really sucks about getting promoted through sex rather than merit is that, well, you don't deserve it, or you would have been promoted organically (earned it). If I were you, I'd feel pretty shitty that I was handed a position that I didn't deserve or wasn't qualified for. You'd be cheating yourself, you know? It's infinitely more satisfying to be promoted because you know what you're doing and that you have a really useful skill set. So, just think about that while you're realding this column on the toilet, or using it as a coaster for your bond. Now if your boss is really hot and unmarried, then just fuck him for fun.